The Stream Blog: Navajo Nation passes tax on junk food

The Navajo Nation is on its way to implementing a junk food sales tax, which could make it not only the first Native American-governed territory but also the first region in the United States to do so. 
On Jan. 30, the Navajo Nation Council voted in favor of the Healthy Diné Nation Act to increase the sales tax on junk food by two percent and eliminate the five percent sales tax on healthy foods such as fruits, vegetables, water, nuts and seeds. The bill has gone to Navajo Nation President Ben Shelly who will need to approve or veto the legislation within 10 days.

Read more
Photo: flickr Editorial/Getty Images

The Stream Blog: Navajo Nation passes tax on junk food

The Navajo Nation is on its way to implementing a junk food sales tax, which could make it not only the first Native American-governed territory but also the first region in the United States to do so. 

On Jan. 30, the Navajo Nation Council voted in favor of the Healthy Diné Nation Act to increase the sales tax on junk food by two percent and eliminate the five percent sales tax on healthy foods such as fruits, vegetables, water, nuts and seeds. The bill has gone to Navajo Nation President Ben Shelly who will need to approve or veto the legislation within 10 days.

Read more

Photo: flickr Editorial/Getty Images

  1. coco-sapphire reblogged this from aljazeeraamerica
  2. rose-price reblogged this from aljazeeraamerica
  3. heavensadream reblogged this from aljazeeraamerica
  4. wickedladyofthemoon reblogged this from k-luuv
  5. k-luuv reblogged this from raven-of-the-moon
  6. raven-of-the-moon reblogged this from aljazeeraamerica
  7. yadilah reblogged this from aljazeeraamerica
  8. saulteaux reblogged this from frybreadqueen
  9. frybreadqueen reblogged this from aljazeeraamerica
  10. spacehamstrr reblogged this from aljazeeraamerica
  11. artsybooker reblogged this from aljazeeraamerica
  12. formyfuturechild reblogged this from aljazeeraamerica
  13. clarissanez reblogged this from aljazeeraamerica
  14. deeesssiiirrraaaeee reblogged this from aljazeeraamerica
  15. biih-yaazhi reblogged this from aljazeeraamerica
  16. virginivedard reblogged this from aljazeeraamerica
  17. deathbyfunnelcake reblogged this from aljazeeraamerica
  18. halfnavajobitch reblogged this from aljazeeraamerica
  19. innnit reblogged this from aljazeeraamerica
  20. evelee-chan reblogged this from aljazeeraamerica
  21. blonde-in-blue reblogged this from aljazeeraamerica